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Why we need to trust women to make their own decisions

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On May 25 there will be a Referendum on the Eighth Amendment, or Article 40.3.3 of the Constitution. You will be asked whether or not to delete that Article and replace it with a new Article. The proposed wording of the new Article is as follows: Provision may be made by law for the regulation of termination of pregnancy.

Disability should not become a death sentence in Ireland

I am the parent of a child with a disability. Persons with disabilities have the same rights as everyone else, regardless of their age. Yet in England and Wales, 90 per cent of pregnancies where the unborn baby has Down syndrome are aborted. This is a tragic reality in our nearest neighbouring country.

Make sure you are registered to vote

The referendum on the Eighth Amendment is a “once in a lifetime opportunity to vote for a more compassionate and caring society”, according to Galway Together For Yes, which has launched a major ‘Register To Vote’ drive.

McNelis calls for digital age of consent to be raised to sixteen

The commercialisation of personal data by social media companies, and the harvesting of such data by companies like Cambridge Analytica, show the need for stronger online protections for children and young people.

R116 inquest adjourned to allow further investigation

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The preliminary inquest into the deaths of the four crew members of the Irish Coast Guard Rescue 116 was adjourned yesterday (Thursday) afternoon, just hours after it opened in Belmullet Courthouse.

Galway Together For Yes launches campaign to repeal Eighth Amendment

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Voting Yes will "remove the harmful Eighth Amendment from the Constitution" and allow the State "create a caring and compassionate environment for women in Ireland in crisis pregnancy situations".

New rights for people with disabilities 'barely worth paper they are written on'

Despite the Government ratifying The Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities, the State is still "not willing to treat people with disabilities fairly in society", according to the Social Democrats Niall Ó Tuathail.

Government must now deliver on transport promises, says Troy

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Transport, Robert Troy says the key challenge for the Government will be to deliver on the transport infrastructure commitments it has made through the National Development Plan.

McFadden supports repeal of Eighth Amendment

Athlone based senator, Gabrielle McFadden has voiced her support for repealing the Eighth Amendment. The Fine Gael representative made her feelings known during a speech she delivered in The Seanad last week.

Cannon welcomes minimum wage boost

Minister for the Diaspora and International Development Ciaran Cannon has said that this week’s increase in the minimum wage to €9.55 per hour will give a boost to lower paid workers in Galway.

 

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